Debra serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center. With more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and behavioral healthcare, Debbie's innovative treatment approach is a collaborative partnership with the entire treatment team. Together, they develop a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan for each client. Debbie has a heartfelt passion for working with families affected by substance use disorder due in part to her own son's struggle with drug and alcohol abuse. Her mantra of "whatever it takes" transcends through her daily work with the staff, clients, and families of Touchstone. She created the experiential "Family Program," which is truly memorable and life-changing.
Debbie attended Kansas State University, Northern Oklahoma College, and Houston Community College. She is a licensed registered nurse and a chemical dependency counselor. She continues to participate in comprehensive training and holds certifications and/or licenses in the respective states.
She is an internationally recognized television guest and public speaker, taking the message of hope and healing to her audiences. As a preferred interventionist for The Dr. Phil Show, The Doctors, and co-star of Cracking Addiction, she has been able to bring awareness and elicit change within the recovery industry. She is also the co-founder of the highly sought-after intervention group, VIP Recovery.
15751 S US Hwy 281
Hico, TX 76457
Debbie Knauss is my angel along with the staff at Touchstone Ranch Recovery Center. Throughout my stay at the ranch, I have been treated like I were a part of one big family. During my stay, I have transitioned into a completely different person. Today, I get to help people, give back to the community, coach, exercise, and more, while carrying my head up high. I have been supported by TRRC through accountability and love. I’ve been able to accomplish any obstacle and have done things I never thought I would’ve done. My relationship with my family has been restored. Amazing things are coming at me from all angles. Everything I have today is a gift from God…. I love TRRC and thank them for getting me back on track in life! -Corbin